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.@marshall_steven says many people have lamented the decline of manufacturing in Australia. “Let me tell you, what we’re seeing here in Whyalla, is this great and growing confidence that our best days in manufacturing are in front of us." #SAParli #Auspol
.@marshall_steven says Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance has inspired confidence in Whyalla and the region. #SAParli #Auspol
.@marshall_steven 'I think Whyalla's best days are right in front of it and I want to be a part of that and we'll be backing you all the way' #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP. 'Good morning, Whyalla. A city with a future. That's where we are.' #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP. 'I also must acknowledge another very special guest in the crowd. Santa Claus is here!' #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP says Menzies' vision for an Australia that is 'unlimited' remains true today. #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP 'Like Menzies said, we are a shareholder here in what's happening. The future of Whyalla is jobs. It's investment. It's families.' #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP says Sanjeev Gupta will announce a $600m revamp of the Whyalla Steelworks and a future 'next gen' steelworks plant. #SAParli #Auspol
.@ScottMorrisonMP 'It's a win for Whyalla. It's a win for South Australia and it's a win for Australia' #SAParli #Auspol
Sanjeev Gupta. When I came here two years ago, I had a briefing pack, and I kid you know, the headline was 'it can't be done' #SAParli #Auspol
Sanjeev Gupta. 'Why? Why is it not viable was my question? Which brings us to the journey which has brought us here today' #SAParli #Auspol
Sanjeev Gupta. 'We will increase produce production to 1.8m tonnes,' which is still small in global terms, Mr Gupta says. #SAParli #Auspol
Sanjeev Gupta. GFG Alliance will sign a new contract with an Italian firm for a new steel mill, replacing the current mill which is 60 years old. #SAParli #Auspol
A representative from Whyalla Council is now outlining a major 'transformation blueprint' for the city #SAParli #Auspol
The Whyalla council has just announced a $45m 150 room hotel for the Whyalla foreshore. #SAParli #Auspol
The council has also announced a $145m intensive horticulture facility, to be developed by China's BECE. and a $6m organics recycling facility #SAParli #Auspol
Sanjeev Gupta has also just announced a "new grand scale steel plant which will be "one of the largest in the world". He describes the plan as "audacious" and says some may call the plan "crazy brave" #SAParli #Auspol
To recap, Whyalla projects just announced
*A new steel mill
*$45m, 150-room foreshore hotel
*$145m solar-powered horticulture hub
*$6m organics recycling plant
*New 10m tonne steelworks #SAParli #Auspol
.@billshortenmp says in Sanjeev Gupta 'We've got a gentleman who sees a vision from the Australian steel industry' and that sometimes it takes an outsider to see the opportunities #SAParli #Auspol
.@billshortenmp says today's announcement is in large part due to the fact that Whyalla workers "do not know when they're beaten, they do not know when to give up" #SAParli #Auspol
.@billshortenmp says his commitment to Whyalla from Canberra is to use Australian steel for major infrastructure and defence projects. #SAParli #Auspol
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